Arugula, Wild (Diplotaxis tenuifolia) - 500 Seeds

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Arugula, Wild (Diplotaxis tenuifolia) is perfect for gardeners who want the best of both worlds: an immediate harvest with a subtle and complex flavor. When compared to cultivated arugula, wild arugula has a spicier and more peppery flavor profile which makes it great for light cooking of fish or poultry. It's also excellent for adding flavor to salads and sandwich dressings.

Unlike ordinary arugula or "garden rocket," wild arugula produces a perennial that is far more tolerant and hardy since it speaks to its Italian heritage-a wonderful and indigenous product from the country! Harvest your wild arugula in around 6 weeks, giving your garden the elegance of this incredible plant-delivering unbelievable flavor with ease!



  • Latin Name: Diplotaxis tenuifolia
  • Type: Annual
  • USDA Zone: All
  • Germination Time: 5-7 days
  • Days to Maturity: 30-50 days
  • Plant Height: 6-12 inches
  • Heirloom, Non-GMO, Open-Pollinated



When all danger of frost has passed, direct sow arugula in full sun or partial shade, 1/4" deep and 3-6" apart in rows 10" apart. For continuous harvest, plant a new crop every 2-3 weeks until the heat of summer. Arugula tastes better when grown as a spring or fall crop since excess heat causes bitterness in the leaves. For a fall crop, plant the seeds in late summer. Arugula also grows well as a container plant or throughout winter in a greenhouse or a cold frame. Arugula can tolerate light frost, but if heavy frost comes, provide protection for the plant. Keep arugula soil moist. Adding a layer of mulch can help with this.